Automated Licence Plate Recognition System (ALPRS) Assists in Arrests

London, Ontario – On Tuesday February 14, 2017, London Police Uniformed Officers were notified through our Automated Licence Plate Recognition System (ALPRS) of a stolen vehicle, resulting in the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of four individuals.

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On Tuesday January 17, 2017, a minivan was stolen from the north end of the city. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday February 14 2017, the stolen minivan travelled past a London Police Cruiser that was equipped with an ALPRS. The ALPRS alerted the officer that the vehicle was reported stolen. The stolen minivan was stopped by officers on Wharncliffe Road North, and four occupants were subsequently arrested.

As a result of the investigation, Dustin Capener (34 years) of London, is charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:

– Possession of stolen property over $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a);

– Possession of stolen property under $5000, contrary to section 354(1); and

– Drive while disqualified, contrary to section 259(4).

Sue-Anne Antone (31 years) of London, is charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:

– Theft under $5000, contrary to section 334(b); and

– Occupying a motor vehicle without consent, contrary to section 335(1).

In addition, Robert Cornelius (30 years), and Shana Powers (35 years), both of London, are charged jointly with occupying a motor vehicle without consent, contrary to section 335(1).

For more information on our Automated Licence Plate Recognition System, visit our website or contact Sgt Amanda Pfeffer of the Traffic Management Unit at 519-661-5680.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

London Police Service


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